Research project The Formation and Transformation of the Swedish Welfare Society from the 1930s to the 1970s
This project consists mainly of three studies: 1. The political advocates of the Swedish small farmers 2. Small farmers and housewives – the losers of the Swedish welfare society 3. The importance of the military defence for the Swedish welfare model The main purpose of is to illuminate the consequences of the industrial rationalization for the Swedish people in terms of winners and losers. Small farmers and housewives can then be seen as losers, despite of the high valuation of these professions in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, while middleclass occupations such as engineers and nurses were looked upon as occupations of the future during the post-war period as long as to the 1970s.